Brooklyn Public Library is a hub for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • Useful Subject Guides on the resources you need to be a successful entrepreneur, created by our business librarians. See the "Subject Guides" box on the right side of this page to see our most up to date Subject Guides.
  • Online databases with authoritative information about your industry, competitors, and target customers.
  • Subscriptions to the leading trade magazines and business newspapers in print and online.
  • Annual business plan competition for Brooklyn entrepreneurs that awards finalists with seed capital and feedback from our qualified judges.
  • Competition includes free workshops on:
    • Writing your business plan.
    • Implementing marketing strategies
    • Determining financial projections.
    • Researching your customers, competitors and market.
  • Go to our PowerUP! page for more information.
  • Expert led events and classes on all aspects of starting, running, and growing your business.
  • Librarian led events on how to utilize all of the library’s business resources and where to look for additional help.
  • Go to our Events Calendar to see all of our upcoming business events and classes.